A Co Limerick company is the first from Ireland to win an award at the UK Built Environment Awards. Architectural Conservation Professionals (ACP) based in Grageen House, Cappanuke, Cappamore received their prize at a black-tie dinner in the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. A highly commended award was presented to ACP for the Aran Sweater Market in Galway.

The project involved restoring and bringing back into economic use an important historic ruinous building in Galway. David Humphreys, ACP director, and Nancy O’Keeffe, ACP project architect, accepted the accolade on behalf of everyone on the team in Cappamore. Mr Humphreys said it was a “huge honour” for ACP to be the first Irish company to receive an award at the UK Built Environment Awards. Dr Gavin Dunn, CEO of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), said: “We are hugely proud to honour all these achievements and would like to congratulate the award winners and all those who were highly commended.”

Last year, the firm received an Engineers Ireland Excellence Award in Conservation and Heritage for the same project. ACP has worked on structures throughout Limerick city and county over the years including Mary Immaculate College, Sarsfield Credit Union, and the Hunt Museum.

Denise Maguire        
Editor of Plan Magazine

Email: denise@mcdmedia.ie